Bohemian sandwich café

Café Santropol

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Why locals love it

Considered an underground institution, Santropol is the ideal hideaway brimming with students and families alike. Once a small business opened over 30 years ago, its owners can still be seen greeting patrons at the door. Their spacious, eclectic decor (including a small library at the front) and artsy, bohemian vibe will surely win you over.

Why you should visit it

Located near Saint-Laurent boulevard at the foot of the mountain, this quaint café is known for serving monstrous, flavourful sandwiches with toppings like cream cheese, mango chutney, hummus, and chicken salad. They also sell salads, soups that change daily, cakes, milkshakes, and fair trade coffee. Plus, they have free WiFi.

Special tip

Grab a seat on the open-air terrace surrounded with greenery and a pond. Outdoor heaters will keep you warm and toasty even on the chilliest days.

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5 Comments

My favorite coffee place/restaurant in Mtl! It is perfect for a gathering with friends or just a place to calmly read your book. The decor is amazing, the food has lots of plant-based & vegetarian options, the coffee is delicious and when it's not too cold, there's a beautiful terrace where you can admire plants, fish & ponds. You forget you're in the middle of the city, it's fantastic <3
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Local
September 24, 2018
Do they accept cats here? I noticed they already have lots of cats, my cat is always on a leash.
An Inactive User
Local
August 29, 2018
This place is very vegetarian friendly. It is located in one of the trendiest and artsy neighbourhoods, and has a really cozy atmosphere. Beautiful interior design, very boho chic. There is also an outdoor terrace which makes you feel like you are dining under a canopy. Also, great coffee!
Natalia
Local
August 21, 2018
An iconic lunch place in a student neighborhood.
Donna
Local
February 13, 2018
Been going to Santropol ever since I was a kid but always found that some of the staff were not the happiest people in the world.
Valera
Traveller
November 23, 2013

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